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Local Health News Learn More about BCDHE Programs Here!

Learn More about BCDHE Programs Here!

table Channel 18 interviews Department of Health and Environment staff to showcase some of our varied and valuable services.

12/21/18 at 2:41 pm     1178      , , , , , , ,
Department News and Updates Orleans’ citizen’s group points out new work by county

Orleans’ citizen’s group points out new work by county

ns has been working on solving its wastewater issues for more than a decade, and within that time a few citizen groups have sprung up to advocate different solutions. One group, the Orleans Water Alliance, recently put out an announcement highlighting a new technology piloted by George Heufelder, the Barnstable County Health Director.

2/19/16 at 2:35 pm     1498          Wicked Local
Local Health News 3 projects, 6 towns, a cleaner Buzzards Bay: $575K in grants will reduce pollution from wastewater

3 projects, 6 towns, a cleaner Buzzards Bay: $575K in grants will reduce pollution from wastewater

Coalition-sponsored projects have received over $575,000 in federal grant money to seek new ways to solve Buzzards Bay’s nitrogen pollution crisis in six different towns, from Mattapoisett to Falmouth. These projects were the top grants awarded by the Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program with funding from the U.S. EPA’s Southeast New England Program. All three […]

2/2/16 at 12:07 pm     1285      , ,     The Buzzards Bay Coalition Blog
Staff in the Community Soil Absorption Could Be Breakthrough For Wastewater Treatment

Soil Absorption Could Be Breakthrough For Wastewater Treatment

data suggests that layered soil absorption septic systems could reduce nitrogen levels in residential wastewater by as much as 90 percent. With a layered soil absorption system, wastewater is directed into a leach field where it is absorbed and denitrified through a combination of loam, sand, and sawdust. On Thursday, January 21, George R. […]

1/26/16 at 9:57 am     1401      ,     The Falmouth Enterprise
Local Health News Wastewater Limitations Prove Troublesome To Economic Expansion In B. Bay

Wastewater Limitations Prove Troublesome To Economic Expansion In B. Bay

ssue of wastewater dispersal and treatment represents a major stumbling block to business development in Bourne’s downtown business area. Lack of wastewater capacity is a limiting factor to growth in Buzzards Bay, as seen in a recent decision by the Bourne Board of Selectmen that puts one proposed project on hold. Last week, the […]

12/11/15 at 10:16 am     1175          CapeNews.Net
National Health News Understanding how Pharmaceuticals in the Environment Affect Fish

Understanding how Pharmaceuticals in the Environment Affect Fish

health may be affected by pharmaceuticals in treated wastewater released into streams and other water bodies, according to a recent laboratory and field study by the Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory at St. Cloud State University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This research is published in a special edition of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry related […]

11/17/15 at 2:31 pm     1197      ,     U.S. Geological Survey
World Health News Time to get clean: Formal recognition of drug pollution will help to protect humans and ecosystems.

Time to get clean: Formal recognition of drug pollution will help to protect humans and ecosystems.

nations have strict controls on environmental waste, from arsenic to zinc. Yet no legal limits have been set to control pollution from drugs during their manufacture, use and disposal. That is despite evidence that pharmaceutical waste can wreak havoc in the environment — hormones found in contraceptives cause male fish to grow female sex […]

10/6/15 at 12:56 pm     1140      ,     Nature
Local Health News Wastewater: Plumbing All the Alternatives

Wastewater: Plumbing All the Alternatives

n away at the Otis Air National Guard Base in Buzzards Bay is the country’s largest alternative septic system test center. On a recent morning, raw sewage trickled through a shallow trench, feeding about 15 different septic systems scattered in a field, each one accompanied by a small shack with a monitoring station. George Heufelder, […]

9/24/15 at 12:17 pm     1253      , ,     Vineyard Gazette